Ford to cut 1,300 jobs within the UK in bid to slash costs and accelerate its switch to electric vehicle manufacturing

  • The American carmaker is chopping 3,800 jobs throughout the continent
  • It is a part of a shift to a ‘smaller, extra centered’ vary of electric automobiles in Europe

Ford is axing greater than 1,000 jobs within the UK in a bid to cut costs and velocity up its switch to electric automobiles.

The American carmaker is shifting to a ‘smaller, extra centered’ vary of electric automobiles in Europe – and chopping 3,800 jobs throughout the continent. Of these, 1,300 will likely be within the UK, principally from its analysis website in Dunton, Essex.

Of the 1,300 jobs going, 1,000 will likely be high-paying roles in design, engineering, analysis and growth. The different 300, additionally primarily at Dunton, will likely be administrative jobs, some from an workplace in Stratford.

Local MP John Baron mentioned it was ‘disappointing’ that Ford was lowering workers at Dunton.

He added: ‘I do know it is going to be a worrying time for my constituents who’re employed there.’

The American carmaker is shifting to a ‘smaller, extra centered’ vary of electric automobiles in Europe (file picture)

Ford is planning for all of its European-made automobiles to be totally electric by 2030. It will launch three electric automobiles and 4 business automobiles in Europe by 2024.

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